Item - 2019.EX11.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 17, 2019 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Executive Committee on December 11, 2019 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 17, 2019.

EX11.11 - Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 17 and 18, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council establish a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body, in accordance with the Terms of Reference in Attachment 1 to the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity, for the term ending November 14, 2022 or until their mandate is completed within the 2018 to 2022 term.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 27, 2019) Revised Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140876.pdf
Attachment 1 - Terms of Reference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140712.pdf
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-17-2019 10:23 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX11.11 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Brad Bradford, Shelley Carroll, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Mark Grimes, Jaye Robinson

EX11.11 - Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council establish a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body, in accordance with the Terms of Reference in Attachment 1 to the report (November 27, 2019) from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity, for the term ending November 14, 2022 or until their mandate is completed within the 2018 to 2022 term.

Origin

(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer, People and Equity

Summary

This report responds to 2017 EX28.9 Developing Terms of Reference for a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body. It seeks approval of the proposed terms of reference and appointment process outlined in this report.

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) communities experience higher levels of harassment, discrimination and violence. Research and consultations with the community has also identified that members of the community experience barriers in accessing City services. These trends support the creation of a mechanism for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Torontonians to inform Council and the City’s decision-making processes. 

 

After engaging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) stakeholders, City staff are recommending the creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) Council Advisory Body.  This advisory body will advise on identified priority issues to support the elimination of barriers and inequities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) communities in accessing City of Toronto programs and services.

Background Information

(November 27, 2019) Revised Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140876.pdf
Attachment 1 - Terms of Reference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-140712.pdf
(November 27, 2019) Report from the Chief People Officer on Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit Council Advisory Body

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council